Eurojackpot FAQs

How do I play Eurojackpot?

Simply select five main numbers from 1 to 50 and two Euro numbers between 1 and 10. Tickets can be bought online or from any authorised retail store in one of the participating countries. For more information, visit the How to Play Eurojackpot page.

Have I won a prize?

Use the automatic ticket checker to see if you have won a prize.

How can I win a Eurojackpot prize?

You can win prizes by matching your chosen numbers to the numbers drawn on the night. Visit the Prizes page for details of all 12 prize tiers, which start by matching two main numbers and one Euro number, to the jackpot for matching five main numbers and both Euro numbers. Visit the How to Win Eurojackpot section for practical tips that could improve your chances of winning.

What time is the Eurojackpot draw?

Eurojackpot draws take place once a week on Friday nights in Helsinki, Finland around 21.00 EET (20:00 GMT). The winning numbers will be shown on the Results page immediately after the draw, followed by a full prize breakdown shortly thereafter.

What time do Eurojackpot ticket sales close?

If you play Eurojackpot online, ticket sales close at 18.30 CET (17:30 GMT).

Ticket sales for Eurojackpot close on Friday evenings before the draw takes place, but the exact time varies depending on the country in which you have bought your ticket.

Country Cut-off Time
Croatia19.30 CET
Czech Republic19.00 CET
Denmark19.00 CET
Estonia20.00 EET
Finland20.00 EET
Germany
Berlin Bremen Hamburg Rheinland-Pfalz Saarland Sachsen Sachsen-Anhalt Schleswig-Holstein 18.45 CET
Niedersachsen18.50 CET
Nordrhein-Westfalen18.59 CET
Baden-Württemberg Bayern Brandenburg Hessen Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Thüringen 19.00 CET
Hungary19.00 CET
Iceland17.00 GMT
Italy19.30 CET
Latvia19.35 EET
Lithuania19.30 EET
The Netherlands18.55 CET
Norway19.00 CET
Slovakia18.00 CET
Slovenia18.00 CET
Spain19.00 CET
Sweden19.00 CET

What is the minimum age limit for playing Eurojackpot?

The age limits for playing Eurojackpot can vary between the different participating countries. You can find out more about the minimum age required to participate in Eurojackpot at the Rules page.

Can I play Eurojackpot from my country?

You can play Eurojackpot online from virtually anywhere in the world! Find out more about playing Eurojackpot from abroad by visiting the Playing Abroad page.

What is the largest Eurojackpot prize ever won?

The largest Eurojackpot prize ever won was worth €90 million and was first won by a player from the Czech Republic in the draw on Friday 15th May 2015. The man, who decided to remain anonymous, claimed his prize more than three weeks after the draw.

How long are Eurojackpot tickets valid for?

All Eurojackpot tickets are only valid for a specific period of time following the draw for which they were purchased. The deadline for claiming a prize varies between participating countries; please see the How to Claim page to find out how long you have to claim a prize depending on where you purchased a ticket.

Are Eurojackpot winnings taxable?

Some participating countries do tax Eurojackpot prizes:

Country Tax
Croatia 10% on prizes worth between HRK750 and HRK10,000
15% on prizes worth between HRK10,000 and HRK30,000
20% on prizes worth between HRK30,000 and HRK500,000
30% on prizes worth between HRK500,000 or greater
Czech RepublicNo tax on Eurojackpot prizes
DenmarkNo tax on Eurojackpot prizes
EstoniaNo tax on Eurojackpot prizes
FinlandNo tax on Eurojackpot prizes
GermanyNo tax on Eurojackpot prizes
HungaryPersonal income tax deducted from 5+2 and 5+1 prizes
IcelandNo tax on Eurojackpot prizes
Italy6% on prizes worth more than €500
LatviaNo tax on Eurojackpot prizes
LithuaniaNo tax on Eurojackpot prizes
The Netherlands29% on prizes worth more than €449
NorwayNo tax on Eurojackpot prizes
SlovakiaNo tax on Eurojackpot prizes
Slovenia15% tax on prizes worth more than €300
Spain20% on tax on prizes worth more than €2,500
SwedenNo tax on Eurojackpot prizes

What are the odds of winning Eurojackpot?

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 95,344,200. There are a total of 12 prize tiers available, with the overall odds of winning any prize set at 1 in 26. To view the odds of winning a prize in each of the different tiers, visit the Odds of Winning Eurojackpot section.

I’ve received a message saying I’ve won a Eurojackpot prize. Is it legitimate?

You may be the target of a lottery scam if you have received an unsolicited message about winning a Eurojackpot prize. If you haven’t bought a ticket, you can’t win a prize! Visit the Scams page to learn more about identifying lottery scams.

Is there a limit to the number of times the jackpot can roll over?

There is no limit to the number of times the jackpot can roll over, however, once the jackpot reaches €90 million, it is capped at this amount and any extra money that would have been added to the jackpot is diverted to the Match 5 and 1 Euro Number prize tier, which also has a cap of €90 million.

When Eurojackpot started in March 2012, the jackpot could only roll over 12 times until it had to be won in the following draw. If no players matched the entire winning line in the 13th draw, the entire jackpot would roll down and be distributed among winning players in the next-highest prize tier. The rollover cap was removed in February 2013.

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